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Angela Merkel drinks a very large glass of beer

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel drinks beer in a beer tent during a fair in Abensberg, southern Germany, on Sept. 3, 2012. Merkel and her government have insisted that the key to resolving the eurozone's debt crisis is for struggling countries to cut their budget deficits and pursue structural reforms such as liberalizing labor markets.

Taking a short break from worries over the future of the European single currency, German Chancellor Angela Merkel sank a beer at the traditional Gillamoos folk festival in Abensberg on Monday.

Germany's Constitutional Court will hold the fate of the euro in its hands when it rules next week on whether a crucial euro zone financial rescue fund can go ahead, Reuters reports. 

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Merkel isn't the only political leader to enjoy the occasional beer. White House employees recently divulged the secret recipes for President Obama's honey porter, honey brown and honey blond ales, allowing cameras into the kitchens to see the process for making the homebrewed beers. Watch a behind-the-scenes video.

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Angela Merkel waves after her arrival in a beer tent at the Gillamoos folk festival in Abensberg on Sept. 3, 2012.

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